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What type of air movement should you expect under those conditions?

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Conditions: If you are sitting on a beach on a warm summer day, you might see the bright sunlight striking the beach and the ocean near the shore. What type of air movement should you expect under ...

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Sep 08 2011 03:21
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Traffic lights

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For regulation of the traffic we need traffic lights, no doubt about it. But most of them need to be adjusted. Some so called intelligent traffic lights are programmed to optimize traffic flow, ...

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Feb 23 2011 17:17
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Make all roofs and roads white

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I red an article about a temperature drop in Spain. It was observed through satellites that the temperature dropped in a particular region in Spain where soil was covered with white plastic for the...

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Feb 23 2011 16:59
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Rio+20: A voice from Sheffield, UK


Ruby Smith, 21, is a support planning co-ordinator for Sheffield Council, in Sheffield, UKRio+20 is a unique and historic opportunity for world leaders to prioritise development and plan a better world for future generations.I would like to ask delegates to remember the importance of putting...

Rio+20: A voice from Bosnia and Herzegovina


Seida Saric is country director for Women for Women International in Bosnia and HerzegovinaFoundations of any development rest on active and equal participation of both men and women in social, political and economic spheres of life. Women play a much more active role which, in turn, does not have...

Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership


This policy brief, produced by Care International, outlines a bilateral Reduced Emissions form Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) pilot project ...

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Letter


This letter is written by the Executive Chair of Indonesia's National Council on Climate Change, Rachmat Witoelar; it outlines Indonesia's Nationally ...

Readiness Preparation Proposals (R - PP)


This document was submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), a World Bank programme that aims to assist developing countries with Reduced ...

Race to the Future!

Canada?s oil industry ? on the verge of a breaking point?


From tumbling oil prices to leaky pipelines, Canada?s oil industry is looking bleaker by the day. Increasingly concerned with the volatility of the commodity, global investors pulled $200 billion worth of investments from the oil and gas sector this week, of which 30 per cent would have directly contributed to tar sands projects in Alberta.

Financial institutions urged to wake up to sustainable forestry


The majority of financial institutions do not have policies requiring clients to comply with forestry regulations, a new study from the UN Environment Programme has warned.

Diego Arguedas Ortiz: Central America fails to take advantage of energy from sun, wind and earth


Central America, a place of abundant wind and sunshine, is still chained to thermal power and large-scale hydroelectricity.

Tell Starbucks: Cut conflict palm oil


Sign the SumOfUs petition and tell Starbucks to cut deforestation and conflict palm oil from its supply chain now.

Tell Shell to stop its Arctic drilling plans now


Greenpeace activists are telling Shell to back away from its Arctic drilling plans. Join them on social media in telling the company #ShellNo

Climate Change Headlines

Científicos aseguran que un diluvio de grandes proporciones azotará la Tierra


Source: El Comercio - La Tierra estaría próxima a ser azotada por un diluvio de grandes proporciones. Así lo han asegurado científicos rusos, quienes han vaticinado que dicho fenómeno se haría presente en el planeta cerca del año 2050.

La desertificación afecta a 2,1 millones de hectáreas de tierra


Source: Página siete - De 3,5 millones de hectáreas de superficie cultibable, en la frontera agrícola, 2,1 millones de hectáreas de cultivos -el 60%- están en proceso de degradación o desertificación, según el Viceministerio de Tierras

New US climate plan due on Monday, roll-out set for 2022


Source: RTCC - States could face two-year grace period to ensure they can meet new power plant emission standards

New UN-backed plan sets disaster resilience standards for hotels in Asia and Pacific


Source: UN News Centre - A United Nations-backed plan to develop and pilot disaster risk management standards for the hotel industry in Asia and the Pacific, home to 80 per cent of the world's disaster events, has been announced today.

Tick populations booming due to climate change


Source: Guardian - Ticks are spreading further north in the US and Canada with the potential to transmit diseases to dogs and humans, reports Earth Island Journal

msnbc.com: Climate Change

Australia passes landmark carbon price laws


A convoy of trucks protesting against the Australian government's proposed carbon tax drive past Parliament House (L) in Canberra August 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tim WimborneAustralia's parliament passed landmark laws to impose a price on carbon emissions on Tuesday in one of the biggest economic reforms in a decade, giving new impetus to December's global climate talks in South Africa.




Study tallies health costs of climate disasters


Natural disasters tied to climate change not only cause physical damage but create significant health costs in terms of hospitalizations and lives lost, according to a study published Monday.

(Incandescent) lights to go out in China


China announced Friday it will phase out incandescent light bulbs within five years in an attempt to make the world's most polluting nation more energy efficient.

Warming gases saw biggest jump on record


Coal-fired power plants, like this on in Huaibei, China, are key contributors to emissions of carbon, a greenhouse gas.The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated.




NYC-sized iceberg being born on Antarctica


Part of an 18-mile-long crack in the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is seen from a NASA jet on Oct. 26.Scientists on an aerial survey of Antarctica have come across an 18-mile-long break in an ice shelf, a sign that the unstable area is giving birth to an iceberg likely to be larger than New York City.




msnbc.com: Environment

Togo seizes tusks of 500 dead elephants


Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons  of ivory ?  the tusks from over 500 dead elephants ? hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday.Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons  of ivory ?  the tusks from over 500 dead elephants ? hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday.




Report: Keystone pipeline would have minimal environmental impact


A new State Department report on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline finds that the project would have minimal impact on the environment, an assessment likely to increase pressure on the White House to approve it. But the report sets no deadline for doing so.

Snowy owl recovering after being hit by bus in DC


A snowy owl that ventured south to the unlikely habitat of Washington, D.C., was clearly not cut out for city life. The animal was hit by a bus and was recovering with wildlife experts Friday.A snowy owl that ventured south to the unlikely habitat of Washington, D.C., was clearly not cut out for city life. The animal was hit by a bus and was recovering with wildlife experts Friday.




Why Mexico is losing millions of butterflies


The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record keeping began in 1993.The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record keeping began in 1993.




Changing climate is killing penguin chicks in Argentina


Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellenic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellenic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.




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